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Umno leader's call for snap polls in Malaysia stirs new infighting

January 07, 2021 9:13 AM

At least two ministers have pushed back against calls from Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to hold a general election.

Umno says will contest in all seats it won at Malaysia's 2018 polls

January 03, 2021 7:17 PM

The 15th general election is not due to be called until 2023, but Umno has said snap polls should be held.

Umno, PAS, Bersatu agree on Umno assemblyman for Perak Menteri Besar

December 09, 2020 7:22 PM

The former chief minister's ouster had exposed a rift between Bersatu and Umno.

Umno-DAP's unlikely romance in Perak could leave PM Muhyiddin jilted

December 09, 2020 5:00 AM

While all eyes were glued to the tabling of Malaysia's crucial budget in early November, the seeds of what could be of greater consequence to the nation's seemingly unending political intrigue were being sown up north.

Umno's unlikely romance with DAP in Perak could leave PM Muhyiddin jilted

December 08, 2020 6:07 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - While all eyes were glued to the tabling of Malaysia's crucial budget in early November, the seeds of what could be of greater consequence to the nation's seemingly unending political intrigue were being sown up north.

Perak's sultan to meet with Bersatu, PAS leaders in bid to resolve political impasse

December 08, 2020 3:08 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Leaders of two parties in Malaysia's Perikatan Nasional (PN) alliance in Perak were scheduled on Tuesday (Dec 8) to meet the state's ruler in a bid to resolve a political impasse caused by the ouster of the state's menteri besar last week.

Asian Insider Malaysian King's consent to delay by-election puts Muhyiddin on safe ground - for now

November 20, 2020 5:00 AM

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his slim-majority government are back on safe ground for now, after Malaysia's King on Wednesday consented to an emergency declaration that effectively postponed a by-election, amid the country's worst wave of coronavirus infections.

Muhyiddin's bid for strong mandate falls prey to Covid-19

November 11, 2020 5:00 AM

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin may have to wait a year to call polls that are needed to end Malaysia's roiling political uncertainty, which has dogged him since he took power in March.

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